Pitboss relight

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On occassion you can lose the flame, the grill sensing a low temp will feed pellets as designed. Why don't yhey send a signal if the temp drops below a threshold it also fires the igniter?

This weekend I screwed up. Walked out to grill, had lost flame, cycled it off then back on waited a bit, started seeing smoke. All is good, wrong, do to a whole bunch of pellets in there it ignited them and went up to like 700°. I'll take responsibility as I should have realized that it was full of pellets.

Any thoughts on turning on yhe igniter when the temp drops?
 
I like the idea. But Pit Boss probably wants it that way for safety/liabilities.
 
On occassion you can lose the flame, the grill sensing a low temp will feed pellets as designed. Why don't yhey send a signal if the temp drops below a threshold it also fires the igniter?

This weekend I screwed up. Walked out to grill, had lost flame, cycled it off then back on waited a bit, started seeing smoke. All is good, wrong, do to a whole bunch of pellets in there it ignited them and went up to like 700°. I'll take responsibility as I should have realized that it was full of pellets.

Any thoughts on turning on yhe igniter when the temp drops?
I think I have a different model than yours so maybe this doesn’t apply. But I wonder how if your device is working properly it would lose a flame. Seems with proper feeding of pellets, regardless of the ambient temperature, it should not flame out. I’d like to hear more on the topic.
 
My older model flames out all the time when it is on the smoke setting for a long period. I babysit it and when I see it hit 150 I turn it up to 200 to feed some pellets and it catches back on fire. But if I just leave it, it will flame out. Not sure why it does this but it only happens on the smoke setting for extended times. My vertical Copperhead doesn't do this and I haven't had any issues with that one.
 
My older model flames out all the time when it is on the smoke setting for a long period. I babysit it and when I see it hit 150 I turn it up to 200 to feed some pellets and it catches back on fire. But if I just leave it, it will flame out. Not sure why it does this but it only happens on the smoke setting for extended times. My vertical Copperhead doesn't do this and I haven't had any issues with that one.
OK, I could see where at a lower temp the controller thinks everything is fine and doesn't run pellets because the temps are were it's supposed to be. Maybe not running enough pellets then and the lit ones burn up. What's the auger/pot design like on your two models compared to one another?
 
The PB340 has a small auger, the fire pot is short and located on the left side of the grill (next to the hopper). The vertical smoker has a larger auger, fire pot directly in the middle and the pellets feed from the back of the unit where the hopper is located. That one never flames out and I never worry when it gets to 140-150 (in fact the vertical smoker has a 150 setting on it).
 
On occassion you can lose the flame, the grill sensing a low temp will feed pellets as designed. Why don't yhey send a signal if the temp drops below a threshold it also fires the igniter?

This weekend I screwed up. Walked out to grill, had lost flame, cycled it off then back on waited a bit, started seeing smoke. All is good, wrong, do to a whole bunch of pellets in there it ignited them and went up to like 700°. I'll take responsibility as I should have realized that it was full of pellets.

Any thoughts on turning on yhe igniter when the temp drops?
Unfortunately they cant relight after a flame out primarily because as the pellets start to light and smolder they give off flammable gasses and your lid would be down leading to an explosion! Not pretty!
 
LOL :ROFLMAO:She's a smoking:ROFLMAO: LOL

Probably why Pit Boss has the ignitor off for a flame out. Safety/liability issue.
 
You can force a relight by removing the flame pot and reinstalling it. At least on my PB1150 you can. I discovered that "feature" when I entered shut down mode and then realized, I had one more step to go on a slab...
Pulled the flame pot, reinstalled it, and the unit went right in to startup mode. Fluke? Maybe.... I will test it again next time I fire up the smoker.
 
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